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New group to enjoy low-stress bicycling

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Bicycle enthusiasts are meeting in Lincolnton on Monday nights for casual exercise and social mingling. Chafin Rhyne and Tim Cloninger are leading the Shorts and T-Shirt Bicycle Rides through August. The 15-mile route starts and ends at First Federal Bank in Lincolnton with an average pace of 12-15 miles per…

Students showcasing service learning project

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Members of the Lincoln Charter School’s Leadership Institute will be showcasing their service learning project at the National Service Learning Conference. Lincoln Charter is sending 24 high school students, including 10 members of the Institute, to the conference April 6 to 9 in Atlanta, Ga. Michelle Gavel and Vic Griffin…

Around Town 3/30/2011

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ORIENTATION The Lincolnton Campus of Gaston College is offering 4-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation classes for students interested in obtaining a GED or Adult High School diploma. Upcoming class dates are April 2-5, and April 11-14. For more information, call (704) 922-2268. COMEDY GROUP “Chasing Parked Cars,” an improv…

Map for Lincoln County’s portion of trail approved

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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners has approved the map for the county’s portion of the Carolina Thread Trail. Commissioners approved the Thread Trail plan without the map Nov. 16, 2009. The trail will run through 15 counties in South Carolina and North Carolina. Some commissioners and residents had concerns…

Fundraiser benefiting man with cancer

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Friendly Chapel Church is hosting a fundraiser for a Cherryville man diagnosed with a rare bladder cancer. The benefit for Tim Roberson will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The church is selling baked spaghetti or lasagna, side salad, bread and…

‘Up close’ bluegrass festival promotes regional music

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Those attending the Darin and Brooke Aldridge Music Festival can listen to bluegrass while raising funds for the Catawba Valley Music Revival. “It’s a very quaint, small, family-type festival,” said Linda Hunsucker, general manager of the Catawba Valley Music Revival, a nonprofit group that promotes bluegrass and sponsors youth bands…

East Lincoln ministry in need of donations

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Normally, the donation bins at East Lincoln Christian Ministry are overflowing. But these days, they are barely filled to the top. “Most of the time, when you came in after the weekend, the bins would be full with stuff, but now, it’s not,” said Jo Anne Henley, coordinator of the…

Around Town 3/28/2011

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BLOOD DRIVES The following blood drives are available in the Lincolnton area this week: 11:30 a.m. — 4 p.m. today at CMC-Lincoln; 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. and 3:30 — 6 p.m. Tuesday at Gaston College/Lincoln campus. Call (704) 972-4700 for more information. ADJUSTMENT BOARD The Lincoln County Board of…

Notable News

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On Dec. 18, Jamie Alyssa Carpenter graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a Bachelor`s of Science Degree in management with a concentration in business management and administration. Jamie is a 2007 graduate of West Lincoln High School and is the daughter of Fred Carpenter and Susan…

LEDA recognizes business milestones

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The Lincoln Economic Development Association honored longtime Lincoln County businesses Thursday. The Milestone Awards recognized businesses who have been in operation at least five years. The recipients, along with the number of years in operation, were as follows: • Kirk & Matz, five years • Sabo USA, five years •…